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									                                          ACC DEGREE TRACKING WORKSHEET
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                                              Emergency Medical Services Professions
                                                          EMT PARAMEDIC CERTIFICATE
                                                                   Certificate
                                                                2008-2009 Catalog
This award combines classroom teaching with supervised clinical and field experience for the emergency medical health professional. Emphasis is placed on patient
assessment and initial treatment of the following: respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine and nervous system problems; obstetrical, pediatric, geriatric and behavioral
emergencies; bleeding and shock; all types of trauma and burns. The student will also receive information on pharmacology, toxicology, environmental and infectious
diseases and all aspects of EMS Systems. American Heart Association ACLS and PALS and a trauma course certification are offered as part of the Program. Upon
completion of all course work for the Paramedic Certificate in Emergency Medical Services Professions, the student is eligible to take National Registry exams for
certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic.

ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROFESSIONS PROGRAM AND
ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED.

Division approval is required to register for any of the Emergency Medical Services Technology (EMSP) Courses. For information on applying for approval to register
for EMSP courses, please visit the departmental website at: www.austincc.edu/health/emsp.

The student must be enrolled in, or have completed, the following listed prerequisites, must hold Texas state certification as an EMT-Basic or eligible to test at the
National Registry EMT Basic Level, must document current competency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and immunity to specific diseases, and will be
required to pass a criminal background check before admission into the program will be considered. Students must successfully complete a competency exam that may
include didactic and skills assessments prior to admission into the program. Students accepted into the program are required to have a physical examination and must
annually verify tuberculosis status.

The capstone courses for Paramedic Level II certificate are: EMSP 2243 an assessment based patient management course that allows the student to use all their skills in
application to patient management and includes a comprehensive final examination; and EMSP 2266, an intensive internship on a n EMS unit with an EMS field
training officer.

The ACC EMS Professions program is nationally accredited through the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions, 248 Harwood
Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244, (817) 283-9403.

Program changes may not be reflected in the current ACC Catalog publication. Please access the most up to date information on the Program's Web Page through a
link at www.austincc.edu/health/emsp or by contacting the Health Sciences Admissions Office, Eastview Campus, Room 8356.

   Program Course #              Course Title                                                    Sem           Sem            Grade         College (If
                                                                                                 Hrs.          Taken                        not ACC)
   BIOL 2404                      Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology                         4
   EMSP 1338+                     Introduction to Advanced Practice                              3
   EMSP 1356+                     Patient Assessment and Airway Management                       3
   HPRS 1206                      Essentials of Medical Terminology                              2
   HPRS 2300+                     Pharmacology for Health Professions                            3
   EMSP 1355+                     Trauma Management                                              3
   EMSP 2137+                     Emergency Procedures I                                         1
   EMSP 2338+                     EMS Operations                                                 3
   EMSP 1261+                     Clinical - Emergency Medical                                   2
                                 Technology/Technician --Paramedic Clinical I
   EMSP 2444+                     Cardiology                                                     4
   EMSP 2434+                     Medical Emergencies                                            4
   EMSP 2330+                     Special Populations                                            3
   EMSP 2260+                     Clinical-Emergency Medical EMT                                 2
                                 Paramedic-Paramedic Clinical III
   EMSP 2243+#                    Assessment Based Management                                    2
   EMSP 2352+                     EMS Research                                                   3
   EMSP 2237+                     Emergency Procedures II                                        2
   EMSP 2266+#                    Practicum (or Field Experience) - Emergency                    2
                                 Medical Technology/Technician (EMT
                                 Paramedic)
+ Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions.
# Capstone course

Final approval of degree plan for graduation is provided by the Admissions Office. Application for graduation must be on file in the Admissions Office before the
published deadline of the student’s final semester. The ACC Catalog contains important information about graduation.



                                                        ACC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BIOL 2404 INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (4-3-3). Introduction to the structure and function of the human body with an
emphasis on anatomy. Designed for students in the ACC health science programs. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50 Skills: G

EMSP 1261 CLINICAL - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN --PARAMEDIC CLINICAL I (2-0-12). A health-related
work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided
by the clinical professional. Fee: $24 Insurance: $34.50 Skills: O Prerequisites: EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, and BIOL 2404.

EMSP 1338 INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED PRACTICE (3-2-4). An exploration of the foundations necessary for mastery of the advanced
topics of clinical practice out of the hospital. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50 Skills: O Prerequisites: BIOL 2404 (or can be taken concurrently). Current
Texas EMT Basic certification or eligible to test for National Registry at EMT Basic level.

EMSP 1355 TRAUMA MANAGEMENT (3-2-3). A detailed study of the knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients with
traumatic injuries. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50 Skills: O Prerequisites: EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, and BIOL 2404.

EMSP 1356 PATIENT ASSESSMENT AND AIRWAY MANAGEMENT (3-2-3). A detailed study of the knowledge and skills required to reach
competence in performing patient assessment and airway management. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50 Skills: O Prerequisites: BIOL 2404 (or can be
taken concurrently). Current Texas EMT Basic certification or eligible to test for National Registry at EMT Basic level.

EMSP 2137 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES I (1-0-2). Instruction in a laboratory environment concentrating on development of practical medical
skills and critical thinking abilities. Students will master a variety of skills appropriate to their training level by a combination of practice; use of
mannequins, actors or other students, and stage scenarios. Required verifications of specific skills may be included. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50 Skills:
O Prerequisites: EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, and BIOL 2404.

EMSP 2237 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES II (2-0-4). Instruction in a laboratory environment concentrating on development of practical medical
skills and critical thinking abilities. Students will master a variety of skills appropriate to their training level by a combination of practice: use
mannequins, actors or other students, and stage scenarios. Required verifications of specific skills may be included. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50 Skills:
O Prerequisites: EMSP 2434, EMSP 2330 and EMSP 2260.

EMSP 2243 ASSESSMENT BASED MANAGEMENT (2-1-2). Comprehensive, assessment-based patient care management. Includes specific care
when dealing with pediatric, adult, geriatric, and special needs patients. The capstone course of the EMSP program. Designed to provide for teaching
and evaluating comprehensive, assessment-based patient care management. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50 Skills: O Prerequisites: EMSP 2434, EMSP
2330, and EMSP 2260.

EMSP 2260 CLINICAL-EMERGENCY MEDICAL EMT PARAMEDIC-PARAMEDIC CLINICAL III (2-0-12). A health-related work-based
learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the
clinical professional. Offered in fall semester. Rideout fee: $232.65 Insurance: $34.50 Skills: O Prerequisites: EMSP 2444.

EMSP 2266 PRACTICUM (OR FIELD EXPERIENCE) - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN (EMT PARAMEDIC)
(2-0-17). Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Rideout
Fee: $216. Insurance: $34.50 Skills: O Prerequisites: EMSP 2434, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2260.

EMSP 2330 SPECIAL POPULATIONS (3-2-3). A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and
management of ill or injured patients in nontraditional populations. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50 Skills: O Prerequisites: EMSP 1355, EMSP 1261, and
EMSP 2444.

EMSP 2338 EMS OPERATIONS (3-2-2). A detailed study of the knowledge and skills to safely manage the scene of an emergency. Fee: $24
Insurance: $3.50 Skills: O Prerequisites: Acceptance into EMS program.
EMSP 2352 EMS RESEARCH (3-3-0). Primary and/or secondary research in current and emerging issues in EMS. Basic research principles,
scientific inquiry, and interpretation of professional literature are emphasized. Students will develop and present a plan for primary research in EMS,
including a formal hypothesis, literature review, and outline of research methodology. Skills: O Prerequisites: Completed with a B or higher: EMSP
1338, EMSP 1355, EMSP 1356, EMSP 1261. Completed with a C or higher Biology 2404.

EMSP 2434 MEDICAL EMERGENCIES (4-3-4). A detailed study of the knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients with
medical emergencies. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50 Skills: O Prerequisites: EMSP 2444.

EMSP 2444 CARDIOLOGY (4-3-3). A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management
of patients with cardiac emergencies. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50 Skills: O Prerequisites: BIOL 2404, HPRS 2300, EMSP 1355, and HPRS 1206.

HPRS 1206 ESSENTIALS OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (2-2-0). A study of word origin and structure through the introduction of prefixes,
suffixes, root words, plurals, abbreviations and symbols, surgical procedures, medical specialties, and diagnostic procedures. Skills: R

HPRS 2300 PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS (3-3-0). A study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects,
methods of administration, client education, and calculation of dosages. This course is designed for Surgery Technicians, Nursing and Emergency
Medical Service students. Skills: G Prerequisites: Human Anatomy (BIOL 2304/2101) OR Human Physiology (BIOL 2305/2102) OR Anatomy and
Physiology (BIOL 2404) (4 hours) with a grade of C or better OR pass a departmental assessment exam AND passed math assessment (Compass 39
or higher) OR passed TASP math (230 or higher) OR passed THEA math (230 or higher) OR passed a math course above MATD 0330 with a grade
of C or better. Bring proof of prerequisites to orientation or first class meeting (grade report, transcripts, and math scores). Exempt students of TSI,
need proof of a math course or passed the ACC Math Assessment.



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